Minister’s newsletter

Categories: Church,Events,Newsletter,Outreach

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you at the end of another week! I hope everyone is keeping well as the days daw in and Christmas decorations begin appearing throughout the city.

I’m glad to say that continued work on the technicalities of live-streamed services is, I think, improving the quality of the filming – especially the sound – and I hope that you are managing to access the services OK. You will find the link for Sunday’s service below in this week’s programme.

This coming Sunday is the last Sunday in the Christian year as next week is the 1st Sunday in Advent, marking the start of the four week preparation for Christmas. This Sunday has become known as ‘Christ the king’ or ‘The reign of Christ’ Sunday – a fitting note to end the year on, and a reminder that it is Jesus and not Covid-19 that rules the world! However difficult things may be, his light will overcome this darkness, as we declare at the beginning of each Sunday service when we light our candles.

A reminder that as part of our Advent season, as from next Sunday, we are planning to offer an opportunity after the live-streamed service to go into a chat room, where a small group of half a dozen people or so can at least say hullo to one another on-screen and chat for a bit if they wish.

The programme for this WEEK: below:

Sunday 10.30, online service
Our reading this Sunday is Matthew 25:31-46, the vision of the judgement of the sheep and the goats. You can access the service HERE.

Sunday, 21.00
Short evening prayers, Compline: join at Join at ZOOM Password, if you need it: 243960

Monday, 14.00-16.00
Knitting Christmas angels. Contact Gillian Walker at: gillian.walker.ams@icloud.com

Tuesday, 08.45
Psalm Reciting (this week – Psalms 10-17). For now we are not holding this at the church. Some of us will be doing this from our homes at 8.45 on Tuesday morning – you might like to do this too, or at some other any time.

Wednesday, 19.30
Zoom Bible Study, continuing our series on the parables. All welcome. Join at:
ZOOM

Thursday, 21.00
Short evening prayers, Compline: You can join us on ZOOM Password, if you need it: 243960

Prayer:
In a time like this, there may be people who feel especially in need of prayer either for themselves or for someone else. There is a small group of people in the congregation who take it in turns on Sundays to be available after the service to pray for anyone in need – so, if you would like prayer or have a particular prayer request please contact Margaret Richards on margaretanne_richards@hotmail.com and she and the others will pray accordingly.

A word about finance….
Please note that in this period when we are not meeting together there is a way of giving to the church on this website. Please use the PayPal donation button on the right.

God bless you all and keep us united as a church family – and safe and well.

Rev. Dr. Lance Stone